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Hurricane Ophelia moving northeast in the Atlantic

Last Updated Oct 12, 2017 at 6:38 am EST

NOAA

MIAMI – Hurricane Ophelia is moving northeastwards far out over the Atlantic Ocean.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday were near 85 mph (140 kph) with some slight strengthening possible over the next day or two.

Ophelia is centred about 725 miles (1,165 kilometres) southwest of the Azores and is moving northeast near 3 mph (6 kph). The hurricane does not currently pose a threat to any land.